Would you pay for a Facebook subscription? Would you pay for Facebook satellite internet? Instagram adds native payments, Warren Buffett doubles down on Apple, the weekend longreads suggestions and plenty more.
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Links:Facebook Weighs Ad-Free Subscription Option (Bloomberg)Facebook May Have Secret Plans to Build a Satellite-Based Internet (ieee spectrum)Instagram quietly launches payments for commerce (TechCrunch)Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought a stunning 75 million Apple shares in first quarter (CNBC)Why Regulators Should Approve the T-Mobile/Sprint Deal (Tech.pinions)The ‘Race to 5G’ Is Just Mindless Marketing BS (Motherboard)
Longreads:‘Hi, It’s Amazon Calling. Here’s What We Don’t Like in Your City.’ (WSJ)Over 400 Startups Are Trying to Become the Next Warby Parker. Inside the Wild Race to Overthrow Every Consumer Category (Inc)All We Want to Do Is Watch Each Other Play Video Games (NYTimes)CoinTalk (podcast)
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